eating disorder


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eating disorder

n.
Any of various psychiatric disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.

eat′ing disor`der


n.
any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits.
[1990–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eating disorder - a disorder of the normal eating routine
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
anorexia - a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
pica - an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome, bulima nervosa, bulimarexia - a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting
binge-eating syndrome, bulimia - a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
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